- May 8, 2021
In a new interview book to appear in September, emeritus Pope Benedict XVI says there was indeed a “gay lobby” inside the Vatican, but says it only had four or five members, that he dismantled it, and that it was not the reason he resigned in February 2013.
Archbishop Georg Gänswein, the closest personal aide to emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, speaks in a new interview about Benedict’s resignation, negative reaction to Gänswein’s recent suggestion of an “expanded Petrine ministry,” and more.
The resignation of Benedict XVI and election of Francis can be seen as the first steps toward a Spirit-led unfolding of a new-style papacy for the Third Millennium.
Key aide to Benedict XVI says emeritus pope was more devastated by the death of a lay woman and a member of his household than by a leaks scandal or other external drama in 2010.
In a Q&A with Youtubers sponsored by an educational organization he founded, Pope Francis on Sunday said that so far, he’s never considered resigning because of the demands of the job.
During the late John Paul II years, one constant bit of subtext on the Vatican beat was the pope’s health and his physical capacity to lead. I used to joke that my definition of bliss would be never having to go on TV or radio again and start by saying,
A Scottish cardinal who stepped down as an archbishop in 2013 amid revelations of sexual misconduct now has renounced his rights and privileges as a cardinal, although he will retain the title, the Vatican announced Friday. Though not quite unprecedented, the specter of a Catholic prelate all but losing his
ROME — Bishop Kieran Conry of Arundel and Brighton, previously considered one of the most influential prelates in England, has abruptly resigned after admitting to “being unfaithful to his promises to the Catholic Church.” In a brief statement, Conry only said that the reasons for his resignation “were not illegal